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InMotionPro Goes Beyond Photos to Preserve Special Events InMotionPro Goes Beyond Photos to Preserve Special Events

By Pamela Sosnowski

InMotionPro is a one-stop production company specializing in wedding videos. Owned by a husband and wife team, the company's storytelling skills ensure memories from a special day will live on for years to come.

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Santa Barbara Women's Club Makes New Friendships and Memories Santa Barbara Women's Club Makes New Friendships and Memories

By Pamela Sosnowski

Founded in the late 19th century, the Santa Barbara Women's Club has been creating friendships and hosting community events ever since. Its historical Spanish style clubhouse has also become a popular wedding venue.

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Rush Air Sports Is the Ultimate Indoor Playground Rush Air Sports Is the Ultimate Indoor Playground

By Pamela Sosnowski

Rush Air Sports of Bakersfield provides an innovative way for kids to have fun and stay physically fit by bringing the playground indoors.

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Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles Still Pleases With a Classic Combo Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles Still Pleases With a Classic Combo

By Pamela Sosnowski

Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles is such a Southern California institution that celebrities have been visiting it for over 40 years. The still-classic combo of sweet and savory keeps customers coming back for more.

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Diners Get Swishy At Cal Shabu Diners Get Swishy At Cal Shabu

By Pamela Sosnowski

Cal Shabu is winning over diners with its concept of cooking your own food in an engaging, fun, lively atmosphere. The shabu-shabu restaurant serves only the freshest ingredients and has new and experienced swishers smiling,

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State and Fig's Menu Pays Homage To Its California Roots State and Fig's Menu Pays Homage To Its California Roots

By Pamela Sosnowski

Since opening in 2012, the State & Fig restaurant has gained notoriety for its menu offerings featuring fresh local ingredients. Located in the La Arcarda shopping district of Santa Barbara, it please palettes from brunch through dinner.

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Lilly's Taqueria Delivers Authenticity for Taco Fans Lilly's Taqueria Delivers Authenticity for Taco Fans

By Pamela Sosnowski

Fourteen years ago Lilly's Taqueria opened with the intention of selling delicious, authentic tacos at a very reasonable price. Today, Lilly's has gained a multitude of taco fans in the Santa Barbara area and is best known for its service and quality food.

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Zizzo's Coffee Does Double Brew Duty By Serving Coffee By Day, Beer By Night Zizzo's Coffee Does Double Brew Duty By Serving Coffee By Day, Beer By Night

By Pamela Sosnowski

Zizzo's Coffee serves more than just great coffee; one of its locations transforms into a sports bar and full restaurant by night, specializing in micro beer brews, wine, and more.

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CB Pictures' Passion Shines In Every Photograph CB Pictures' Passion Shines In Every Photograph

By Pamela Sosnowski

At CB Pictures, event photography is more than just taking pictures; the staff is passionate about what they do, which shows in every image. The studio specializes in wedding, engagement, and boudoir photography.

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Athletic Garage Dance Center Introduces Everyone to The Magical World of Dance Athletic Garage Dance Center Introduces Everyone to The Magical World of Dance

By Pamela Sosnowski

Athletic Garage Dance Center of Pasadena was formed to give the local community a way to stay fit and have fun while doing it. The studio also gets residents engaged in dance through its regular salsa nights and recurring dance shows.

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Pasadena Hiking Pacers Brings Hikers Together For Fitness and Fun Pasadena Hiking Pacers Brings Hikers Together For Fitness and Fun

By Pamela Sosnowski

If you're looking to explore the beauty of the Pasadena area on foot, have fun and make new friends while doing so, then Pasadena Hiking Pacers has a hike for you. The volunteer-run group meets every Sunday morning ready for a new adventure.

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All Are Greeted With Warmth and a Smile At Saint John's Episcopal Church All Are Greeted With Warmth and a Smile At Saint John's Episcopal Church

By Pamela Sosnowski

Saint John's Episcopal Church welcomes all to its services, even if that person hasn't attended church in some time. This warm, welcoming atmosphere extends through the church's outreach programs that assist the Chula Vista community.

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Bakersfield Community Concert Association Brings Variety of Affordable Entertainment to Area Bakersfield Community Concert Association Brings Variety of Affordable Entertainment to Area

By Pamela Sosnowski

For nearly 100 years the Bakersfield Community Concert Association has been bringing affordable entertainment to the Kern County area. In addition to a variety of musical acts, BCCA also showcases acrobatic groups and magicians.

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Like a Grown-Up In A Candy Store: Sugarfina Savors Its Sweet Success Like a Grown-Up In A Candy Store: Sugarfina Savors Its Sweet Success

By Pamela Sosnowski

Candy isn't just for kids. At Sugarfina, sweet treats get the grown-up treatment in the form of champagne flavored gummy bears and imported sophisticated chocolates, which are packaged to please visually as much as they taste.

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Ocean Park Association Gives Neighborhood Residents A Voice Ocean Park Association Gives Neighborhood Residents A Voice

By Pamela Sosnowski

For more than a decade, the Ocean Park Association has helped preserve the integrity of the vibrant Santa Monica neighborhood and plan engaging events for its residents.

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California Motorsports Adventours Thrills From the Seat Of an ATV California Motorsports Adventours Thrills From the Seat Of an ATV

By Pamela Sosnowski

California Motorsports Adventours gives tourists a unique perspective of southern California's rugged terrain: from an ATV or motorbike. The touring company can accommodate riders of all ages and abilities and offers a range of exciting tours and packages.

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From Mammoths to Miners: Kern Valley Museum Offers Fascinating Look Into Area's Past From Mammoths to Miners: Kern Valley Museum Offers Fascinating Look Into Area's Past

By Pamela Sosnowski

For over 40 years, the Kern Valley Museum has been preserving the area's heritage, housing relics that include everything from prehistoric fossils to a restored 150 year-old cabin. Best of all, admission is free, and the museum hosts several fun events that keep the local community returning.

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For Over 120 Years, A Bookstore That's Been Giving Back For Over 120 Years, A Bookstore That's Been Giving Back

By Pamela Sosnowski

Vroman's was once the largest bookstore west of the Mississippi, and it's still the biggest and oldest independent bookstore in Southern California. Founded over 120 years ago by Adam Vroman, it remarkably shows no signs of slowing down, thanks to the events it presents to the Pasadena community and its dedication to charity.

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Giving the Gift of Reading With a Discount: California Book Fairs Giving the Gift of Reading With a Discount: California Book Fairs

By Pamela Sosnowski

It's not just schoolchildren that are benefitting from the California Book Fairs program. While they're experiencing the joys of reading a new book, their parents are saving money and helping their school with educational needs.

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Supplying Beauty From the Inside Out in Simi Supplying Beauty From the Inside Out in Simi

By Pamela Sosnowski

At Simi Beauty Supply, making a customer feel beautiful goes beyond applying a new lip color or trying the latest hair product. Owner Emily Hernandez's decision to begin carrying wigs at the store also helps those suffering from medical-related hair loss to regain their confidence.

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How Simi Valley Unified School District Prepares Students For Real Life How Simi Valley Unified School District Prepares Students For Real Life

By Pamela Sosnowski

In the increasingly competitive academic world, one school district, Simi Valley Unified School District, goes the extra mile to help its students adequately prepare for college and a career.

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San Diego Youth Symphony: Teaching More Than Music San Diego Youth Symphony: Teaching More Than Music

By Pamela Sosnowski

One of the oldest youth symphonies in the nation, the San Diego Youth Symphony teaches more than just music. The Symphony helps its students achieve personal growth, and is showing local school communities the importance of childhood music education.

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Pamela Sosnowski is a Staff Writer at Southern California Homes.